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Cabinet approves continuation of umbrella scheme 'O-SMART'

 

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for the continuation of the umbrella scheme, Ocean Services, Modelling, Application, Resources and Technology, O-SMART of Ministry of Earth Sciences for implementation during the period from 2021-26 at an overall cost of 2,177 crore rupees.
  • The research and technology development pertaining to oceans in India was initiated by the Department of Ocean Development, which was set up in 1981 which later merged to the Ministry of Earth Sciences and continuing since then.